Box Elder bugs in a cluster on the side of an old house.
Box Elder bugs in a cluster on the side of an old house.
Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs

It's possible to manage them, pest experts say.

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A Great Dane sitting with dirt on its head after digging in a garden
Doggie Danger

5 Things in Your Garden Poisonous to Your Dog

They could be putting your pup at serious risk.

Snake in the grass. Common eastern Garter snake, coiled in the grass, looking forward at camera
Snake in the grass. Common eastern Garter snake, coiled in the grass, looking forward at camera
Pest Problems

7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Garden Snakes

Make these simple changes to ban snakes for good.

Blooming white flower of Bradford pear or Pyrus calleryana, Callery at typical backyard suburban single family home, Dallas, Texas, springtime blossom near roof shingles, wooden fence, clear sky. USA
Blooming white flower of Bradford pear or Pyrus calleryana, Callery at typical backyard suburban single family home, Dallas, Texas, springtime blossom near roof shingles, wooden fence, clear sky. USA
Prohibited Plants

States Are Banning an Invasive Tree

You might have it in your yard.

A wooden shed in a backyard
A wooden shed in a backyard
Home Improvement

8 Items You Should Never Store in Your Shed

Don't make these mistakes, home experts say.

still from TikTok video showing new Dollar Tree garden items for spring
still from TikTok video showing new Dollar Tree garden items for spring
Spring Savings

Dollar Tree Shoppers Recommend New Garden Items

"You can't beat $1.25," they say.

Gardeners hands planting colorful flowers
Gardeners hands planting colorful flowers
Early Boomer

15 Best Spring Flowers for a Beautiful Garden

How to get colorful blooms early in the season.

Walmart Garden Center
Walmart Garden Center
Green Thumb

6 Best Items From Walmart's Garden Center

Experts share what you should be buying.

Snake Coming out of Hole in Ground
Snake Coming out of Hole in Ground
Herpetological Hideouts

How to Spot Snake Holes in Your Yard

And what you can do if you find them.

Ree Drummond Interview
Ree Drummond Interview
Backyard Blast

The Pioneer Woman's Top 5 Backyard Tips

How she designed her dream outdoor space.

A woman sneezing while standing next to flowers in a garden
A woman sneezing while standing next to flowers in a garden
Garden Gesundheit

7 Plants in Your Yard Making You Sneeze

These could be agitating your nose.

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Close up of someone planting orange marigold flowers in a pot outside, surrounded by other flowers
In Bloom

6 Flowers You Should Never Plant in Spring

They prefer different timing, gardeners say.

Rattlesnake on the Ground
Rattlesnake on the Ground
Snake Spots

5 Surprising Places Rattlesnakes Like to Hide

Check these areas in and around your home.

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Woman spraying flowers in the garden
Bug Busters

The Best Natural Insecticides

A quick fix could be lurking in your pantry.

Senior man gardener cutting stems of dahlias with secateur picking blooms on rural flower farm. Bouquet harvest. Retired farmer enjoying outdoor hobby
Senior man gardener cutting stems of dahlias with secateur picking blooms on rural flower farm. Bouquet harvest. Retired farmer enjoying outdoor hobby
Planting Plan

U.S. Gardening Map Updated After a Decade

Here's what to plant in your region.

Pile of fall leaves with fan rake on lawn
Pile of fall leaves with fan rake on lawn
Leave Your Leaves

Stop Raking Your Leaves, Experts Say

"It will benefit your yard in the long run."

Snake Laying In Grass
Snake Laying In Grass
Snake Signals

Top Signs There Are Snakes in Your Yard

Be extra alert for these tells.

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Smiling young Caucasian woman hold pot watering green plants in office or home, happy millennial female gardener or florist take care of domestic flowers, enrich cultivate ground, gardening concept
Root Problem

7 Houseplants That Are Hardest to Keep Alive

A black thumb isn't to blame.

Senior man gardener cutting stems of dahlias with secateur picking blooms on rural flower farm. Bouquet harvest. Retired farmer enjoying outdoor hobby
Senior man gardener cutting stems of dahlias with secateur picking blooms on rural flower farm. Bouquet harvest. Retired farmer enjoying outdoor hobby
Plant Prep

10 Flowers You Need to Plant Now

You'll end up with beautiful blooms in the spring.

Close up of a front lawn with thick, green grass with a white house in the background
Close up of a front lawn with thick, green grass with a white house in the background
Don't Be For-Lawn

How to Make Your Lawn Thick and Green

A landscaping influencer says now is the time.